SINGAPORE - Wendy Jacobs couldn't be happier to see her teenage daughter, Iman Fandi walk her first runway at The New Paper (TNP) New Face 2014 competition.
The grand finals was held on Thursday at Takashimaya Square.
"I'm very proud of her," said the former model in an interview clip with TNP. "She's the youngest out there but she can stand her own against the 20-something girls."
The 14-year-old secondary school student was the first girl out on the runway and "started the show, which is the most difficult thing," noted Jacobs, with a measure of pride.
Jacobs is definitely glad she allowed her only daughter to try out for the modelling competition, after Iman expressed her interest and told her that organisers had lowered the age limit this year.
Being Iman's "momager", the experienced model gave her daughter some advice before the competition.
"I just told her not to get her expectations too high, she's only 14, she's not fully developed yet," said Jacobs.
"The kind of work I did at her age, she could possibly do right now, maybe not a runway walk, but definitely commercials... no problem at all."
Both Jacobs and Lions XII coach Fandi Ahmad were in attendance at the finals to support their daughter in her first modelling competition.
Iman walked away with two awards - Miss Popularity, with 29 per cent of the 10,000 votes and New Look Miss Fashionista.